|From:||Newcastle upon Tyne (NZ252653)|
|Distance:||7.4 miles (11.9 km)|
|Meets:||A167(M), A1058(M), A188, A186, A19, A1108, A192, A193|
|Route outline (key)|
The A1058 is described in the 1922 Road Lists as Newcastle - Coast but does not appear on the 1923 MoT map. It seems, therefore, to have been the number for a planned road as yet unbuilt, as the A1058 appears on the 1932 ten-mile map with more-or-less its current route.
The A1058 originally started on the A1 Barras Bridge and headed east along Jesmond Road. With the construction of the A167(M) Central Motorway the road was cut back to start on it at the Jesmond Road Interchange. However, the short spur connecting the motorway to the A1058 proper could well be numbered A1058(M).
The road heads eastwards. This first section was originally A188 but soon afterwards the new-build begins, marked by the upgrade to dual carriageway. The road remains dual-carriageway and grade-separated for some miles now.
About a mile after crossing the A19, the A1058 comes to a halt at a roundabout. Originally, it continued east of here along Queen Alexandra Road and so on, finally along King Edward Road to end on the A193 near the station, one block from the sea front. This section is now unclassified and a bypass (S2 this time) has been built taking the A1058 to the north of Tynemouth Golf Course, where it still ends a block away from the sea on the A193.